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Commercial Photography: Taking Product Photos That Sell

with Chris Grey
Turn your photos into paychecks with shots that showcase products, enhance your portfolio and win clients.

Learn how to take professional product photos, guided by industry expert Chris Grey. Discover invaluable tips for successfully finding clients and collaborating with art directors, and create a dynamic portfolio with Chris’ step-by-step guidance through product shot setups. Master a range of strategic lighting designs, and showcase and accentuate the texture, form and detail of flagship products. Use subtle adjustments in modifiers and product position to take a shot from basic to blockbuster, and learn how to shoot reflective products for images that stand out from the pack. Plus, find out how to use post-processing techniques to improve your shots and create the polished, professional look clients want.

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Lesson 1. Building a Business

  • Gain insider tips on how to get clients and create a head-turning portfolio that can pave the road to commercial photography assignments.


Lesson 2. Lighting Primer


Lesson 3. Basic & Dramatic Setups


Lesson 4. Working With Reflections


Lesson 5. Depth of Field & Texture


Lesson 6. Make Anything Special


Lesson 7. Post-Processing

"I've always enjoyed Chris's really great books on photography and was happy to see him here on Craftsy.com. His course is well done and even professionals with years of experience in other parts of photography can learn valuable lessons from Chris. He is a lighting expert!"
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Austin, Texas

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